Adam Chud is a partner in Goodwin’s Business + Commercial Litigation practice. He helps multinational companies and nonprofit organizations resolve complicated business challenges, including those involving insurance claims, from identification of the problem through resolution. Practical and solution-focused, Mr. Chud resolves disputes including commercial contracts, insurance coverage, post-closing, and regulatory compliance, among others. He also has decades of experience handling mass tort, First Amendment, and real estate suits, as well as disputes for major financial institutions.

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Mr. Chud has decades of litigation experience helping public and private companies across a wide range of industries resolve their most important disputes. He focuses heavily on insurance claims counseling, litigation avoidance and risk management counseling, and alternative dispute resolution including arbitration with particular emphasis on business-interruption insurance, bad faith insurance claims, and complex coverage disputes.

Representative Matters

Mr. Chud's representative experience includes:

  • A major cement manufacturer in litigation alleging that the company’s actions caused $100 billion in damage from flooding during Hurricane Katrina
  • Multiple companies in connection with significant insurance-coverage disputes arising out of asbestos personal injury claims
  • Multiple insurers in connection with alleged bad faith claim handling practices
  • Many clients in post-closing and other commercial contract disputes
  • Decades-long representation of a health insurer to ensure compliance with health insurance regulations in every state
  • A product manufacturer in an international arbitration related to the sale of custom-designed technical products
  • Multiple suits against a health insurer for alleged fraud and breach of contract concerning cessation of sales of health insurance policies
  • A national mortgage lender against claims concerning alleged failure to make proper disclosures in connection with residential loans
  • Multiple suits against a life insurer concerning management of retained-asset accounts
  • A national religious organization in nationwide disputes concerning control of real property
  • A real estate developer in litigation commenced by a municipal entity arising out of a significant proposed development project
  • A hotel owner in a dispute over the air-rights lease related to a major development project
  • Decade-long service as outside general counsel to an educational nonprofit institution, including work on contracts, intellectual property, employment, and corporate governance issues

Pro Bono

Mr. Chud has litigated significant cases on a pro bono basis. This includes landmark cases concerning the rights of deaf inmates and inmates’ rights to adequate security procedures. He also represented multiple tenants who were the subject of housing discrimination, including a recent jury trial victory in District of Columbia federal court.

Professional Activities

Mr. Chud serves on the board of directors of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Lawyers’ Committee, and on the board of directors of the Council for Court Excellence. He is a graduate of the D.C. Bar’s John Payton Leadership Academy. He is also a shareholder of the Library Company of Philadelphia.

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J.D., 1999
Cornell Law School

(cum laude; Senior Note Editor, Cornell Law Review)

M.P.S., 1997
Cornell University
B.A., 1994
American University

(cum laude)



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District of Columbia
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